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Nakusp independent Joseph Hughes shows well in election

Nakusp’s Joseph Hughes says he would run form MLA again for MLA. Photo courtesy Joseph Hughes Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Independent candidate Joseph Hughes has been on the road campaigning non-stop, the last ten days of which have been spent traveling with his family camping in their travel trailer.

Reaching the Hughes on the afternoon of the election day, it was clear the family was tired but still full of spirit. “It went really well,” said Joseph Hughes about the campaign to get him from simply being a name on the election ticket to contender for the position of MLA. “I had a few more obstacles than candidates from other parties.” Running without the backing of a political party meant he had had to introduce what he as an independent candidate had to offer and introduce himself as an individual in places where people didn’t already know him. “It’s a challenge to meet 30,000 people,” he told the Arrow Lakes News. When he did get the chance to meet people, he was surprised by both the support and the apathy he encountered. “It’s unfortunate. People say ‘I don’t vote, I want the world to change but I don’t vote,’” Hughes said. “[Apathy] didn’t bother me before, but now it does.” The independent thought he was offering an option that people who don’t usually vote could get behind, but he found this wasn’t necessarily the case. His wife Carlee agreed, saying that many folks in Winlaw, for example, were confident in the powers of nature but not so confident in the power of their own vote.

“It really opened my eyes to apathy,” she said. Support from people in the union town of Castlegar was also a surprise, but of the happy kind. Although he was also surprised by the reluctance that most people had talking about politics or expressing a political opinion, Joseph Hughes hasn’t lost any of his passion or belief in the power of democracy. “People are too afraid to be onesided,” he said, “but not allowing the conversation is a disservice to democracy.” Hughes added he thought it should almost be an obligation for people to speak to matters they feel are important. “They owe it to the community to get involved.” Carlee Hughes added that it was important that conversations about the Columbia River Treaty had been brought up thanks to Joseph’s campaigning. When asked if he would run again for MLA, Joseph’s one-word answer was decisive: “Yep.” And when asked if he would consider running as mayor, he was equally as clear. “No, I’ll never be mayor,” he said, qualifying the statement: “I’m not retired and couldn’t give the job the attention it deserves off the side of my desk.” What would happen if Joseph Hughes were elected MLA for the

West Kootenay? “I’d get to put my money where my mouth is,” he said. “People would get to see how capable Kootenay people are of making their own decisions. “But first I’d take a day off and spend it with my family.” At the end of the day, and according to the initial results, Katrine Conroy was voted in again to represent the riding of Kootenay West with 63 per cent of the vote. Hughes had a good showing in third place with 13.3 per cent, behind Liberal party Jim Postnikoff who received 21.89 per cent of the vote. Although Hughes was surprised the Liberals had such a good showing across the province, taking more than 44 per cent of the vote to the NDP’s 39 per cent, his one hope was that people in the region end up with a strong advocate. The Columbia River Treaty and discussion about water rights were something the independent succeeded in bringing to the table during his campaigning. And it’s not over for the Hughes family who all pitched in on the campaign trail. They could just be out there again in another four years. “I’m glad it’s four years away because I think it’s going to take me four years to get ready for the next one,” said an exhausted but determined Hughes.

Kaslo a great kayak adventure destination Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

On the western shore of Kootenay Lake, Kaslo sits perched over the water, with the view down its main street punctuated by snow-topped mountains. Like most Kootenay towns, it is a beautiful place, and unique making it a fantastic place to visit even from a nearby village. On sunny days, there can be no better place to be in the world; a light breeze rippled across the water that could be heard in the quiet. The beach was still empty this early in May, although that all changes with the arrival of the long weekend. Beaches fill with kids and moms and families and the place is

alive for Kaslo May Days with sporting loggers, golfers, and vintage cars. But weeks before that fun fracas, we have arrived on a very quiet beach to unload one pair of kayaks, getting them ready for our journey on the water. With two down and two more to come, we snugged on our lifejackets and put our paddles together. Sunblock, hats, water, snacks: check check check. The goal was the other side of the lake where red petroglyphs painted on stone long ago can still be spotted. The rocks themselves are worth the paddle, we were told. With a quick push and a hop, we were off, paddling into the slight wind that kept us cool

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Petroglyphs across Kootenay Lake are a great destination for kayakers. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

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Shelter Bay Land moves closer to breaking ground alex cooper Black Press

The proposed Shelter Bay moved closer to breaking ground after an Official Community Plan amendment received final adoption by the Columbia–Shuswap Regional District last week. The large 767-unit devel-

planned for the Shelter Bay Lands located along Highway 23 north of the Shelter Bay ferry dock. For the next step, the property needs to be rezoned. That will happen when a new zoning bylaw is passed for all of Area B, hopefully later this year, said director Loni Parker. The zoning bylaw will

opment has been in the planning stages for years and has been the subject of two open houses, one public hearing and has gone through all three readings and necessary government approvals. The amendment changes the Area B Official Community Plan to allow for the type of mixed-use zoning

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Summer Student POSItIOn Nakusp Library will be hiring a student for the summer. student must be outgoing, competent with computers, and willing to do outreach and story times with children. please drop off your resume at the Library before May 30th. We will be conducting interviews the 1st week in June.

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Market will be held at the usual spot on 5th Ave. between the Credit Union and What's Brewing from 9am - 1pm, every Saturday until the Long Weekend in October. Come and enjoy a Cornucopia of Wares from Garden Seedlings, Produce, Crafts & Eclectic Items. For more info or to book a table, nakuspmarket@ or call Colette at 250-269-7326.


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set out zoning for the entire rural Revelstoke area; currently only some areas right around Revelstoke have zoning regulations. The bylaw was given first reading last July and is expected to come back to the CSRD Board of Directors this July, said Parker. “When it does come to the board it will go out to the public,

probably in the fall for public hearings,” she said. According to a staff report, developer Ender Ilkay is looking to move forward on the first phase of the Shelter Bay development by creating an eightlot subdivision of one hectare lots. The zoning bylaw needs to be in place before the

sub-division could happen, said Parker, adding that the developer, Ender Ilkay, has already been working on plans for the sub-division. “All these things are happening almost in lockstep with each other so when you finally get to the place where the zoning bylaw is in place you have documentation place,” Parker said.

Medical pot grows OK on agricultural land: RDCK Black Press

Growing medical marijuana is fine, the Regional District of Central Kootenay says, so long as it’s on agricultural land. The board passed a resolution Thursday confirming medical pot operations are allowed in areas zoned agricultural or that fall within the agricultural land reserve. But while chair John Kettle called it “a harmless, generic motion,” it still resulted in some discussion about whether the board should make any decisions before new federal regulations are fully enacted. Those rules are expected to restrict legal marijuana grow-ops to industrial and agricultural areas and eliminate small-scale producers in favour of commercial-size

operations with greater security. Nelson Mayor John Dooley noted some Lower Mainland municipalities are refusing to address the subject before the changes take effect. “This is way too soon to be dealing with this issue,” he said. However, other directors felt it was worth tackling now. “We need to be prepared,” said rural Salmo director Hans Cunningham. “Questions are coming in and we should have basic answers even before the regulations are finalized.” East Shore director Gary Jackman agreed: “This isn’t a waste of time. It will inform the feds on what works for rural areas.” Development services manager Sangita Sudan explained medical marijuana grow-ops are already permitted in agri-

cultural zones and within the agricultural land reserve. “We’re not enabling any new permitted uses,” she said. “If we’re going to enable it in industrial zones, we need to amend the bylaw. At this point we haven’t done so.” After the meeting, Kettle reiterated that he considered the motion “very benign.” “It’s a generalized resolution that covers us until the feds make up their mind how they’re going to do this,” he said. Kettle added that he’s surprised how many people are seeking licenses under the new rules and is skeptical it will result in an economic boom. “Everybody seems to think this is going to be a moneymaker. But you better have a lot of money to even think about this. If you’re trying to

raise less than 1,000 plants, you’re going to go broke.” Last month MP David Wilks spoke to the board about the new regulations, which are being phased in between now and next April. The new and old systems will operate simultaneously until March 31, 2014, but as of October 1, applications will no longer be accepted under the old rules. A North Shore couple hoping to be among the first to receive a license under the new rules was recently denied a variance application. They were told to apply for rezoning instead and have since done so. A Nakusp man has also proposed a medical marijuana facility within village limits.

Conroy repeats as MLA for Kootenay West Black Press

The election drama that unfolded across the province last night barely made a ripple in the Kootenay West riding. An hour after the polling stations had closed and 45 of the 115 ballot boxes reporting, NDP incumbent Katrine Conroy was already declared the winner. All that was left was for the final totals. On a night when the B.C. Liberal Party shocked the experts with its win, it was all too predictable in Kootenay West. With 114 out of 115 ballot boxes reported, Conroy collected 62.99 per cent of the support with a total of 10,606 votes. B.C. Liberal Party candidate Jim Postnikoff was second with 3,592 votes and 21.33 per cent

of the support. Independent candidate Joseph Hughes from Nakusp finished third with 13.30 per cent of the vote and a total of 2,239 votes. Independent candidate Glen Byle from Trail had 400 votes and 2.38 per cent of the support. At her headquarters in Castlegar, Conroy thanked supporters and her team. “I have an amazing team,” Conroy told Castlegar News reporter Marvin Beatty. “I’ve got to thank all the people in this constituency that worked so hard to get us elected here. I don’t do this by myself. There’s still lots to do – we’ll get the office tidied up and carry on.” She also shared her concerns at the stunning provincial result, which saw the B.C. Liberal Party retain power.

“(A Liberal victory) would make it harder but I’ve always worked hard in this constituency and will continue to work hard and will continue to represent the people of this area,” said Conroy. “Hopefully, I can continue the work I’ve been doing with seniors and making sure those issues are being addressed. We’ll continue to fight for what’s right and what needs to be done in this province.” Conroy was first elected as the MLA for West KootenayBoundary in 2005 before the boundaries were redrawn in 2008. She won the Kootenay West riding in the 2009 provincial election and served as opposition critic for Seniors and Long-term Care. In the 2009 election, Conroy took 66 per cent of the vote and won by over 8,000 votes ahead

of the Liberal Party’s Brenda Binnie. In neighbouring ridings, early results showed incumbent NDP candidate Michelle Mungall of Nelson-Creston retained her seat while the BoundarySimilkameen riding stayed Liberal with Linda Larson topping the polls. The Kootenay East riding, with half of its ballot boxes reporting, had incumbent Liberal MLA Bill Bennett retaining his seat with over 63 per cent of the vote. According Elections BC final voting results will not be available until after the conclusion of the final count, which will commence on May 27. That count ensures all the absentee votes are counted and the preliminary results are confirmed.

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Organic Vegi Box brings local, healthy food to your table Vegi Boxes are back in Nakusp again, with Trisha Shanks leading the way with her passion for locally grown food. Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Imagine a cornucopia of veggies arriving at your home every week: fresh, local carrots, potatoes, onions, salad greens, squash, cooking greens like spinach, chard or kale. And imagine each week the offering changes along with the season and what is growing in the fields, with the occasional fruit being part of the mix. After a year off, the Organic Vegi Box is back, thanks to Trisha Shanks who is taking on the project after Gillian Redwood’s efforts. Although Shanks took the reins last year, life’s busyness interrupted the business, but the boxes are back this year thanks to the Community Futures small business program. And although Shanks’ roots come from the city’s concrete jungle, she has a passion for community agriculture. “I’m a city girl,” she admitted, “I know nothing about gardening, I have to study what is in season, but I want to take it on because it’s important: eating well and supporting local community.” As Shanks learned about distance that food travels to get to our table and experienced the taste the difference between in-season local and out of season imported foods (“Strawberries are a good example,” she suggested), she became a strong proponent for local food farming. “I’d rather have the food taste like it’s supposed to taste and be the size it’s supposed to be,” she said, “and encourage our neighbours willing to grow it by buying it.”

Two large local growers that many Nakuspians know are Janet Spicer and Andy ‘The Intentional Peasant’ Holmberg, both of whom will be contributing their pesticidefree bounty to the boxes. But there are other farmers that people may not be aware of, which surprised Trisha Shanks herself. Joel Henschke is another she recently met and who told her “if you name it, I’ll grow it.” “I didn’t know we had someone like that here,” she said. “I’m really interested in finding more growers right around Nakusp.” Shanks said she would be interested in buying extra produce from growers who had a surplus. Growers dedicated to producing for the box program are depending on Shanks’ numbers, so participants are asked to commit to weekly or bi-weekly delivery throughout the season. Right now, the number of subscribers is around 40, but Shanks would like to see that number increase to 60 this year. Members pay a $10 fee for two reusable boxes, and the cost per box is $20 for a single/couple box, and $30 for a family box. The Vegi Box coordinator is hoping to offer box add-ons like eggs that people can order in addition to their veggies, and would like to expand to offer a broader selection of local fare in the future but said that will take time to work out all the details like finding supplying. For now, boxes will be filled with local veggie delights starting mid to late June on Wednesdays. Subscribers can either pick up their weekly treats or delivery will be available

At Joel Henschke’s farm, Trisha Shanks displays some of the leafy goodness headed for the Organic Vegi Box. Photo courtesy Trisha Shanks for a $5 flat rate fee within the Village of Nakusp, Glenbank, and Crescent Bay. Getting a Vegi Box is good, but giving one is great! People can spread the Vegi Box love by buying an extra box for families who may appreciate one but can’t afford it. And if you really want to feel the love, participants can help the program and support local agriculture by picking up from the farms or help on sorting day. And who wouldn’t want to see where their food comes from? If you would like to sign up for a box or as a supplier, or get more information, email Trisha Shanks at, call 2652065. Or check out the Local Fare Nakusp Facebook page where you will find a link to Shanks’ online survey.

Course helps families care for those with dementia By Marilyn Boxwell

Special to the Arrow Lakes News

A Family Caregivers’ Education one-day intensive course for family members who are caring for a person with dementia takes place at Selkirk College (Nakusp) on May 30 from 9-4 p.m. Currently perceived as a retirement community with

an older-aged population, Nakusp and the surrounding area hamlets are called upon by an increasing number of resources to provide direct service or supportive information. This is directed toward individuals, caregivers and families on the subject of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The Family Caregiver


AVAILABLE THROUGH HALCYON HOUSE. Meals On Wheels provides tasty, nutritious hot meals that are delivered to your home by volunteers between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost for this service is $7.00 per meal. To arrange for Meals On Wheels please call Anne at Community Services 250-265-3674 ext. 213 between 8:30am & 4:30pm


AVAILABLE AT COMMUNITY SERVICES. 16 professionally prepared meals for $100. Orders are to be taken on the 1st & 3rd Monday by 10 am. Pickup is 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. SEVERAL MENU CHOICES! Meals must be prepaid. Call 265-3674.

Series of workshops are designed to help participants learn more about the subject including the importance of early planning and developing practical coping strategies. This workshop will cover the following topics: understanding dementia, communication, behaviour, planning for the future and self-care for caregivers.

“This is a really wonderful course which won’t come to the Nakusp area again for another year,” commented organizer Julie Leffelaar. Register at Selkirk College now by calling the Nakusp campus at 265-4077. The $20 workshop fee includes lunch. For more information contact

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All Seniors in the community welcome to attend all Activities Any questions Call Judy at 265-3056 (eve.) or 265-3692


Monday: BINGO 7:00 pm at the New Lounge Thursday: Soup & Bun Day 12:00 Noon at the New Lounge

THANK YOU On May 5, 2013 Halcyon House hosed a Volunteer Appreciation Tea. Volunteers from Halcyon House, Minto House, Arrow Lakes Hospital and Arrow Slocan Lakes Community Services attended and had a wonderful time.

Karolina Moskal, Site Manager from Halcyon House & Karen Hamling, Mayor of Nakusp gave a short welcoming, thank you speech to all our Volunteers. Simon Hilton read a humorous poem which had everyone laughing and was very much appreciated by all the volunteers. Our very own “Jennifer Chocolates” made gift bags for each volunteer as a token of our application. Volunteers are truly the “Heart of our Community” and we all thank you for all you do for Nakusp. The Staff members served the Volunteer Tea and planned the event jointly, a great big thank you to all who joined us.


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HALCYON HOUSE ACTIVITIES Exercises/Birthday Teas – Joyce Social Time – Dawna, Karen Bingo – Delorus, Jean Cards – Caroline, Ileen Tai Chi – Barb Time Wise – Simon Church – Hilary, Bea Burton Church – Gale Always welcome new student/ adult volunteers! Contact: Karolina Moskal at 250-265-3692

MINTO HOUSE ACTIVITIES (Located at the Arrow Lakes Hospital)

Monday: Bingo 10:30 am Ice cream 1:00 pm Tuesday: Piano 10:00 am Junior Volunteers 3:30 pm Wednesday: Minto Medical Bus to Vernon Departs ALH 7:00am - Arrives Vernon 10:30 am Departs Vernon mid pm - Arrives Nakusp 6:00 pm Thursday: Church 10:30 am Friday: Exercises 10:30 am Gentlemen’s Afternoon 1:00 pm To contact the Recreation Dept. or to book a seat on the Minto Medical Bus for Vernon phone 265-3622 ext 259

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Who needs saving?

Craig Savage A Matter of Faith Saved. Born again. Got religion. Saw the light. People use many different words and phrases for the process of adopting faith.  In some traditions, faith is just considered part of family or ethnicity, so some people identify with a religious culture without really adopting it. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about that moment when we decide to follow a spiritual path—we need a change in our lives. However, in order to even consider being “saved” we must first agree that we even need saving.  The current cultural climate could perhaps be summed up by Lady Gaga’s lyric, “I’m on the right track baby. I was born this way.” We are encouraged to celebrate who and what we are, and to condemn those who would try to squeeze us into a mold.  While celebrating diversity is a laudable goal, we must be honest with ourselves.  Some of the wide variety of people on our planet really shouldn’t be left as we are; we obviously need help. An elder in a church I once attended put it this way:  “God loves you too much to leave you the way you are.” Evidence of our flawed

human condition is everywhere; we spend billions of dollars every year on self-help books, counselling, and psychiatric medicines. If we were all on the right track, we wouldn’t be seeking out so much advice and assistance. So are people naturally good, but just need to be allowed to flourish freely? Or are people by nature broken and selfish? When we come to a realization of the latter, we must then decide what to do about it. Where are the answers? I have found that looking to the same flawed human race can leave us disillusioned and disappointed.  While we do find help from some good and beautiful people, it never seems to be undiluted by flawed human nature. Advice isn’t always right.  Some “helpers” really have a selfish agenda to exploit others for their own gain.  Sooner or later, we may conclude that the ultimate source of the good we see in the world isn’t people. There is a spiritual reality that the deepest part of us wants to connect to.  When we discover that the identity of that reality is a personal God that we can know, it can transform our lives. But no one can make that decision for us. This isn’t about emotional manipulation or trickery. It’s a real and rational decision that there is Someone higher than us who made us for more than what we’ve been experiencing up to now. People of faith are looking for answers to the challenges we all face. So the next time a zealous believer asks you if you want to be “saved,” at least understand why.  We want to share the hope that has changed our lives for the better.

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Bugs, bean leaves and biomimickry bedfellows

David Suzuki Science Matters Scientists often come up with new discoveries, technologies or theories. But sometimes they rediscover what our ancestors already knew. A couple of recent findings show we have a lot to learn from our forebears – and nature – about bugs. Modern methods of controlling pests have consisted mainly of poisoning them with chemicals. But that’s led to problems. Pesticides kill far more than the bugs they target, and pollute air, water and soil. As we learned with the widespread use of DDT to control agricultural pests and mosquitoes, chemicals can bioaccumulate, meaning molecules may concentrate hundreds of thousands of times up the food web – eventually reaching people. As Rachel Carson wrote in her 1962 book Silent Spring, using DDT widely without knowing the full consequences was folly. She showed it was polluting water and killing wildlife, especially birds, and that it could cause cancer in humans. Her book launched the environmental movement but did little to change our overall strategy for dealing with bugs. Although DDT was banned worldwide for agricultural purposes in 2001, the chemical is still used to control insects that spread disease. Recent research shows that

widespread use of pesticides like DDT may have caused us to ignore or forget benign methods of pest control. Because the chemicals were so effective, infestations were reduced and there was little interest in nontoxic methods. But bugs evolve quickly and can become immune to pesticides. That’s true of bedbugs, the now ubiquitous critters that are showing up around the world in homes, hotels, schools, movie theatres – even libraries. But a method used long ago provides an effective and nontoxic weapon against the pests, according to a U.S. study in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The authors looked into the once-common Eastern European practice of spreading bean leaves around a bed to control bedbugs. What they found was fascinating. “During the night, bed bugs walking on the floor would accumulate on these bean leaves, which were collected and burned the following morning to exterminate the bed bugs. The entrapment of bed bugs by the bean leaves was attributed to the action of microscopic plant hairs (trichomes) on the leaf surfaces that would entangle the legs of the bed bugs,” the scientists, from the University of California, Irvine, and University of Kentucky, wrote. They discovered that after bugs get caught up in the hooked plant hairs, they struggle to escape, and in the process vulnerable parts of their feet are pierced by the hooks, permanently trapping them. The research focuses on a way to replicate this. “This physical entrapment is a source of inspiration in the development of new and sustainable methods to control the burgeoning num-

bers of bed bugs,” the researchers wrote, adding that the method “would avoid the problem of pesticide resistance that has been documented extensively for this insect.” Other research has literally dug up pest control methods that go back millennia. An international team of archeologists recently found evidence that people living in South Africa almost 80,000 years ago made bedding out of insect-repelling plants. According to the journal Science, the research team found 15 different layers containing bedding made from compacted stems and leaves of sedges and rushes, dating between 77,000 and 38,000 years ago. One layer of leaves was identified as River Wild-quince, which contains “chemicals that are insecticidal, and would be suitable for repelling mosquitoes.” The archeologists also found evidence that people often burned the bedding after use, possibly to remove pests. These are just two examples of what we can learn from our ancestors and from nature. Because natural systems tend toward balance, the fascinating field of biomimicry has developed to explore what nature can teach us. It’s aimed at finding “sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies,” according to the Biomimicry Guild website. “The goal is to create products, processes, and policies – new ways of living – that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.” Maybe the truest sign of human intelligence is not to learn how we can shoehorn nature into our own agenda, but to see how we can better find our own place in nature.

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Museum now open for season

Executors & Estate Settlement Seminar You should attend this complimentary seminar... If you have appointed an executor for your estate, or are named as an executor for someone else’s. A passing cyclist wonders “what is it?” as she zips by during the Nakusp and District Museum’s opening day, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News Lori Benjamin Arrow Lakes News

History repeats itself. And in the Nakusp Museum, home to over 6,000 artifacts of early life on Arrow Lakes, history evolves with the acquisition of an unending stream of venues and displays. It would be impossible to describe the museum in one short article. However, I should like to offer a quote from an internationally renowned historian and museum expert, Stuart McLean: Asked if he could choose one thing to take from a famous museum, McLean answered, “The wooden horse snowshoes on display in the museum at Nakusp, B.C.” There will be no disclaimers here. The Nakusp and District Museum needs no qualifiers as “for a small museum.” This beautifully organized endeavour can hold its  own with any “famous” museum. Shall we begin with the opening? Throughout the summer, the Minto whistle is sounded every day at noon. It’s a reminder to residents, and of interest to tourists, of the rich history of this marvellous region. The museum itself has been reorganized, painted and cleaned, and for those who have not been there or have not visited for a while, it is definitely worth a visit. Museum Board co-chair volunteer  Sharon Montgomery and her volunteer staff and summer student, Laura Matchett, are on hand to conduct tours and answer questions. It’s a profoundly personal experience for anyone, for Montgomery’s history goes back generations, and her knowledge and that of her staff is prodigious. Just  some of the exhibits: we begin with the Flood Story of 1967. Prior to the damming of the Columbia River (Arrow Lakes), the area experienced a 30-foot rise and fall of water levels. It is now 80 foot. Nakusp’s commercial areas were lost - mills and shipyards, hotels and businesses. This tragedy is depicted in photos and cap-

tions as we enter the museum. There are photos and descriptions  of the “ghost towns” which succumbed to the flood. The last sailing of the Minto was 1954. Models of the Minto, the Bonnington and the Rossland are on display. Fashioned with intricate detail by Mel LaRue, these displays are haunting and the depiction of the “Viking Funeral” of the SS Minto would wring tears from a stone. Next up is a section dedicated to Royalty. Even if you are not an aficionado, the display is moving and informative. Check out the curiosity cabinet. They contain items from Nakusp, St. Leon’s, and Halcyon Hot Springs. Did you know that Brigadier General F.W.E. Burnham was awarded court robes from the king of Albania? They are on display at the museum. And on a more domestic note, bottled water from Halcyon Hot Springs was sold as a tonic. Like sports? Check out the hockey, curling, baseball, roller skating - and rodeo! Tommy Three Persons story is definitely worth a look. Now we go to a tribute to Japanese Canadians, who contributed so much to this area and were cruelly interred during WWII. Hear their stories and see some examples of their culture. Many organizations had a hand in the cultural enrichment of this area – see displays on The Knights of Pythias, the Masons, the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides and the Women’s Institute. Don’t miss the wonderful display of furniture and household items rescued by the Women’s Institute and the Kinettes – many of the victims of the 1967/68 flood simply walked away from their homes, heirlooms and history in disgust, never to return. This was the inception of the museum. Fashion – from the laundry line (no unmentionables) to the bridal wear display, fashionistas will be “fashionated.” There’s a section on village businesses and another on local

ministries throughout the area, complete with organs, fonts, artifacts, and anecdotes. One regular of the Leland beer parlour witnessed the Anglican Church floating toward him on the lake (it was being relocated) and reportedly never touched another drop! There’s a musical exhibit with instruments, uniforms, and a dedication to Jack Bailey. There’s a section devoted to artist Eugene Leveque (grandfather of local historian and author Milton Parent), which is breathtaking in its subject matter and range of mediums. There is a Railway exhibit, an Entertainment section, a section devoted to WWI, WWII, and the Korean war. There’s a boat room, one devoted to businesses; there are farm tools and implements; a forestry exhibit; relics from a trapper’s cabin (have you ever seen a maggot factory?); a diorama depicting pack trains into the mining camps. There are illustrated biographies of various citizens, such as hotel owner, miner, trapper and photographer Alice Jowett and of Jane Gregory, a midwife who delivered over 45 babies in the area. Not interested yet? How about a medical dedication with an original operating table and some really scary looking instruments. Or a plug in switchboard (put down that cell phone), or Inuit art? Planned for opening this season, hopes Sharon Montgomery, is a new section on the original inhabitants of the area, the Sinixt, whom Sharon has been researching for many years. It will feature a diorama of summer and winter villages, exhibits, and interactive displays narrated by Sinixt Head Man Bob Campbell. Check the gift shop on your way out for uniquely Nakusp items, carefully chosen and reasonably priced. Summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Disclaimer? I don’t think so!

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Picture life around town: mid-May days in Nakusp Claire paradis Arrow Lakes News

Summer is here! Now the herald of the season has come (May long weekend), the fun has begun. Here are a few pictures of the good times so far. Clockwise from left: Stephanie and her creature creations; Anne Miskulin flips burgers; digging the community garden; Candie, Alex and Rainen at the first Farmers’ Market; a visiting soccer team takes a dip in the lake.

Kaslo a fun staycation possibility for Kootenay tourists reflected from the rock wall, we paddled slowly beside the stone. In one area, the stone creates a beautiful rock cathedral, a slight outcropping with the sky as its ceiling. Nearby there are red figures ten feet up from the water, paintings created by First People. One looks like a turtle, another some kind of animal, and another a human standing under an arc, affectionately known as “rainbow man.” The paintings have stood the test of time, and prove the lasting power of red ochre after unknown years outside in baking sun, pouring rain, and wind. They are an indication of humanity’s creation and, as our visit demonstrates, endless curiosity with itself. After more than an hour on the water, two motorpowered boats were seen on the water, and move slowly by us making very little wake: fishers, complete with dog, on a mid-afternoon mission. At this point, the wind had died down, making it Rock formations on Kootenay Lake attract a bright yellow kayaker. easier to paddle, but hotter. Slowly we kayakers make Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

Kaslo kayaking from page 1 enough to keep moving across the water, muscles making us warm. The lake was quiet, with few boats out and about this time of year. We took a practise turn around the bay where the Kaslo Jazz Fest takes place on its floating stage. The local contingent leading the tour says people are welcome to hang out on their boats behind the stage, although they will be asked to purchase a ticket by festival volunteers cruising the area in kayaks if they linger for a while. It’s worth just buying a ticket and finding a seat in the natural bowl area, she told us, because the sound is much better in front of the speakers rather than behind them. This year, Sultans of String, Mickey Hart and African Showboyz are three of the baker’s dozen tentatively scheduled for the 2013 Kaslo Jazz Fest. Behind the beach where folks sit

and soak up the fest’s music are two triplexes, relatively new construction in Kaslo. There has been a spate of building, with another set of condos also near the beach, and a red-roofed architect’s creation perched on rocks on the point of the bay. Kaslo is not experiencing a shortage of housing at the moment, says our local guide, who told us the waterside condos are up for grabs. Cruising around to face the wind and the small waves it has kicked up, we headed for the opposite shore. Sunglasses and hats on, and paddles in the water, the kayaks quietly made their way between the dark water and sky filled with horsetails. On the other side of Kootenay Lake from Kaslo, rocky cliffs and ledges rose out of the water, the face of the stone coloured black, grey, tan and tufted with tenacious greenery growing from any available purchase. Bobbing up and down on waves

Downtown crows are a source of amusement and conversation for visitors and residents alike. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News

The “rainbow man” is one of the petroglyphs that can be seen. Claire Paradis/Arrow Lakes News our way back across Kootenay Lake to the rocky Kaslo beach. Famished after our little aquatic adventure and maybe dizzy from too much sun, we crowded around a table at the Treehouse restaurant. After ordering we watched the antics of the gregarious crows who hold court from the roofs of vehicles parked downtown. The crows are quite the characters, and vocally engage passersby. There are mixed feelings about the avian ambassadors, who some think stain the town’s main street image as well as the lids of cars. But generally the attitude toward them is peaceful, and humans and birds coexist easily together. After a delicious and needed lunch of taco salad, we were back on the lovely stretch of road that connects Kaslo with New Denver. Wildlife were again spotted, including a lone road biker in bright spandex colours. Our Kaslo kayak was a brief getaway from the hustle and bustle of regular life in Nakusp, an easy mini-vacation. Falling quickly into dreams, water and stillness filled our staycationers’ sleep that night.


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Kaslo May Days fill three days with fun, sun and logger sports

Kaslo May Days filled the streets and beach with young and old loggers and car enthusiasts for three days this year for Logger Sports and the Shine ‘n’ Show. Clockwise from top: a young choppers gets some encouragement; a very old motor bike complete with plate; pre-car horse and carriage stationed near the Shine ‘n’ Show; a test of speed, skill and balance at one of the logger sports; beautiful vintage trucks and cars lined the street. Bottom left, a 1931 Model A Ford that was taken to Johnson’s landing in 1938 by the S.S. Moyie. Below: Detail from a 1905 Orient Buckboard. Photos Courtesy Linda Dixon

PALS plants find good homes during fund raiser Contributed by PALS

On a clear blue sky and hot day, Protect Animal Life Society (PALS) held its plant sale last Saturday, May 11, the popular annual occasion to raise funds to support various PALS initiatives. “We had many people stop by to purchase plants for their spring gardening needs,” said Kathy Smith. But plants weren’t the only soughtafter prizes. A raffle prize of $1,000 was also awarded the same day, tickets for which had been on sale since the end of March.  Darren Hewat of Nakusp was the winner of the cool

grand, and he graciously made a substantial donation back to PALS. “PALS receives a lot of support from various communities in the Nakusp area,” Smith told the Arrow Lakes News. “ We’d like to thank everyone who donated their time, plants, bought raffle tickets and came to the plant sale.” A lot of the remaining plants were sold during the first Farmers’ Market in Nakusp on the May long weekend. “We found new homes for most of the plants which was great,” said Smith, who added that there is a lot of community support for PALS and the society is grateful.

The PALS annual plant sale raised money for the animal society, thanks to the support of the community. Photo courtesy Kathy Smith

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It’s blooming summer

Seniors’ Fair returns in 2013 The popular Seniors’ Resource Fair is coming back to Nakusp at the end of May with a line up speakers, demonstrations and booths seniors and their families can benefit from. Contributed by Marilyn Boxwell

Planned as a kickoff to BC Seniors’ Week (June 2-8) the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) has organized the second Seniors’ Resource Fair to take place Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Nakusp Arena and Auditorium. The purpose of this free event is to help seniors and their families to gather information and learn about important community services and businesses which can enhance quality of life and directly benefit older Wednesday, May Wednesday, May29, 29, 2013 2013 adults. Fair participants will have the opportunity to netSelkirk College – Nakusp Broadway Selkirk College – Nakusp(311 (311 Broadway St) St) work personally with service 7:007:00 – 8:00 – 8:00PM PM providers and listen to a range of speakers offering important Come check what’s happening community forest Come and and check outout what’s happening in in thethe community forest. information on the subject of Project information and maps will be presented Project information and maps will be presented. aging. Members of of NACFOR’s NACFOR’s Board Board of of Directors Directors and and management Members managementgroup groupwill be The fair also presents a prime availableto toanswer answer questions questions and will be available and discuss discussthe theprojects projects. learning opportunity to commuPlease call the NACFOR office at 250-265-3656 for more information nity residents who are caring for Please call the NACFOR office at 250-265-3656 for more information. an older adult. As a family giver, it is important to learn about all the resources which can assist your parent or relative who are located within any community. Last year, over 160 people attended the Fair and it is hoped that this year’s event will It’s Springtime in Vernon and we’re celebrating be equally successful. Based on community feedback and interwith a special rate for our many friends in est, the planning committee has Revelstoke, Nakusp and area! expanded the number of information tables, and a larger and

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broader range of programs and services will be represented at the fair. New vendors this year will include Canadian Hearing Care from Revelstoke, Medichair from Castlegar and Edward Jones financial specialists from Revelstoke. In addition, alternative health practitioners from Nakusp will be on hand to provide information and offer free acupressure massages and reflexology. Organizers of the fair have invited speakers to share information about topics important to older adults’ health and wellbeing. This year, there will be three speakers from out of town and one local presenter. Their presentations include Shannon Paul-Jost, from Lake Country, with “Body, Mind and Spirit: the Benefits of Physical Activity” at 11 a.m. Half an hour later, Julie Leffelaer will present “Living with Dementia.” Theresa Weatherhead will give a talk at 1 p.m. on “Sexuality and Aging,” and at 1:30 p.m. Keara Farrell will discuss “Hearing Loss and Communication.” An added feature presented by Interior Health Authority entitled “What’s Your Number?” will provide free tests for blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index which will assist participants in realizing how these test results can impact on one’s overall health.

Over the lunch hour, there will be a demonstration of armchair yoga and local musicians will entertain the crowd. The Ladies’ Auxiliary from the Royal Canadian Legion will once again provide light refreshments and lunch. Proceeds from food sales will help support the Legion. Also, representatives from Nakusp Food bank will be on hand to encourage all attendees to bring a nonperishable item for donation to the Food bank. Just like last year, there will be an abundant supply of “free stuff” to give away to participants including a range of door prizes donated to the Fair courtesy of local businesses. In addition to funding from CBAL, the planning group received support this year from Age Friendly BC, which is a source administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). Planning support in order to organize the Fair was also received courtesy of the Village of Nakusp, Burton Seniors’ Association, Nakusp Seniors’ Association, Nakusp Health Care Auxiliary and many community members who are interested in the wellbeing of older adults. For information contact Liz Gillis, 2653538, or Ann Barrington, 2654757.

Peter Julian featured guest at energy round table in Nelson Contributed by Alex Atamanenko

Peter Julian, the NDP critic for Energy and Natural Resources, will be the featured guest at an informal roundtable in Nelson hosted by Alex Atamanenko, MP, and the EcoSociety. This event will be held on June 1 at the Nelson United Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the end of May the B.C. government will present its final official position on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline to the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel (JRP). Premier Elect Christy Clark has outlined five conditions that must be met if the project is to receive provincial government support, including “appropriate safety measures,” but the Harper government’s Bill C-38 abbreviates the environmental review process and appears to give them the authority to override decisions made by Cana-

da’s energy authority. “All pipelines need to adhere to the highest possible safety and environmental standards,” said Peter Julian. “Communities need to be meaningfully consulted on such projects, and environmental risks need to be properly assessed before approval is given.” The public is invited to participate in the discussion of the proposed Enbridge pipeline, the impact of tanker traffic along the B.C. coast and Canada’s energy policy. Joining Peter and Alex  are David Reid of the the EcoSociety, Keith Wiley of the Kootenays for a Tanker Free BC,  Wayne McCrory from the Vahalla Wilderness Society,  and Nadine Podmoroff  representing the Nelson Council of Canadians. Another event “A Gathering of Eagles” takes flight and lands in Castlegar on June 2.

The Convergence for a Pipeline and Tanker-Free BC follows the roundtable in Nelson on Saturday evening and will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The featured speakers are Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Joan Phillip, Penticton Indian Band Councillor and Lands Administrator, Gerald Amos, Former Chief Councillor of Kitimat, Haisla First Nations, and Peter Julian, MP, NDP critic for Energy and Natural Resources. There will be additional presentations by Alex Atamanenko, MP BCSI, Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West, Keith Wiley of Kootenays for a Tanker-Free BC, and Wayne McCrory from the Valhalla Wilderness Society.


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Winning Numbers Drawn for Wednesday, May 15th

April 20– May 2011

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School District No. 10 (Arrow Lakes) has initiated a new phone system. Lucerne Elementary-Secondary School can now be contacted at 250.265.3638 ext. 3 and follow the prompts. ThANk You


Meet “Melissa”(F953F) She is tabby with orange, very friendly and lovable. Please call Pals at 250-265-3792 or email if you are interested in meeting this very sweet kitten!

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking We require immediately Class 1 drivers for Canada and US for the following positions: • US Team drivers • Part Time /Casual Drivers for Canada/US • Drivers interested in a truck share program for Canada/US. We supply you with a paid company cell, fuel cards, all paid picks and drops, assigned units and regular home time. All you need is 3 yrs verifiable experience, clean abstract and a good attitude. Please indicate on your resume the position applying for. Please fax resumes and abstracts to 250546-0600, or by email to No phone calls please.

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SYSTEMS Software Developer Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team as a Systems Software Developer. We are looking for a person to design and program GUI and software components that acquire and visualize electronic, scientific and production data. Must have 3-5 years experience with .Net framework and ADO.Net. Experience with many of the following: NET VB/C#, Subversion, SQL Server, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, ADO.NET, user-interface design, MS Report Viewer, networking, basic electronics skills, PLC systems. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability a must. Requires degree in engineering or computer science. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop supporting applications. We’re looking for a person that will get a kick out of joining our team and help us make our product the best it can be. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS Licensed, 4th year & 3rd year Technicians required. Signing/moving allowance, full company benefits, very aggressive bonus/pay plan. Ford experience preferred, but not required. Denham Ford, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Email resume: Attention: Dean Bracke n b u r y ;

HARTLEY’S AUTOBODY in Sechelt, BC has a vacancy for a Journeyman Automotive Painter. Please fax resume with references and contact information to: 604-885-7454.

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Professional/ Management SOFTWARE Developer for Engineering Applications Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team. We offer rewarding challenges, a stimulating work environment, 401K with employer contributions and the college town amenities of Corvallis, Oregon. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop efficient applications. We’re looking for a person that will take pride in their work and will help us make our product the best it can be. Job Description Implement and test machine vision algorithms to classify defects in lumber with our senior image processing staff. Validate code changes using regression testing against an archive of customer data Verify sensor performance using custom calibration software and analysis tools Interact with customers to capture requirements for software upgrades Maintain and update C++ code for image processing improvements and computational geometry extensions Experience Must have 3-5 years experience with C++ and a degree in either engineering or computer science. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills are required. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability are also a must. Additional desired experience in: Real time systems, Subversion, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, and basic electronics skills. This is a real-time software coding position. Your code will control our customer’s production lines so errors are expensive. Please use your cover letter to describe what modern software engineering principles you have used to help you write bug-free code while holding to ontime delivery schedules. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to

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GRAND FORKS FARMS The Apple Guy is returning to Castlegar! Come see us at the Castlegar Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Season starts Saturday, May 18th. Grand Forks radishes, green onions salad greens, rhubarb; Delicious Creston asparagus; fresh Okanagan tomatoes cucumbers and peppers; Okanagan Fuji apples $5.00/10lbs; Okanagan Spartan, Gala, Ambrosia and Pink Lady apples. New product arriving weekly. We are also at the Cottonwoods Market Nelson, every Saturday starting May 18th, and continue with our Wednesday Market in Nelson at 402 Baker Street beside the Full Circle Cafe.

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Homes for Rent Small, bachelor suite avail. downtown Nakusp near public beach. $450/mth, $225 dd, inc. utilities and cable. Newly renovated. Avail. June 1st. Call 250 265-0005 for details. Suite for Rent Bright open, 2 bdrm. in town. Includes Utilities, W/D. $730/mth. Avail. June 1st. Please call: 250-265-3732


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Applegrove, Appleby, and Appledale revisited greg nesteroff Black Press

It never amounted to much, but for decades Applegrove remained on the map. In 1909, an Edmonton real estate company laid out the townsite, also spelled Apple Grove, south of Fauquier. A 16-page promotional booklet published that year sold on eBay in 2006 for $73.50 US. Entitled Apple Grove on Lower Arrow Lake — The Fruit Belt of British Columbia

— The Killarney of Canada, it extolled the area’s fruit growing potential. According to the book Just Where is Edgewood, the main street was called Edmonton Avenue. Lots on the lakeshore side were an acre each while those on the east side were larger. One of the earliest newspaper references is in the Nelson Daily News of July 29, 1910: “The owners of Apple Grove, on the lower Arrow lake, report the selling of about 15 lots of 11 acres

each …” The same paper said on January 3, 1911: “Apple Grove is a new subdivision, consisting of several thousand acres, on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake.” Just Where is Edgewood says: “Despite the fact it never became a town it remained registered as a townsite at least until the flooding [of the Arrow Lakes in the late 1960s] and is still shown on Super Natural BC maps.” Today it’s remembered by Applegrove Road. Another place with an apple-

Congrats Zone winners

Above: A 1909 promotional booklet for Applegrove popped up on eBay in 2006. Below: The unpaved road south of Fauquier is named Applegrove. Greg Nesteroff/Black Press themed name was established around the same time in the same area. The Nelson Daily News of October 16, 1911 reported the Wenatchee Orchard Co.’s purchase of 480 acres on the Arrow Lakes from T.A. Robley of the BC United Agencies. They planned to subdivide and sell to Washington fruit growers. Company manager James

Maclachlin said the land, between Renata and Edgewood on the lake’s west side, was already being carved into 10 and 20 acre tracts. The newspaper added: “The company proposes to establish on the property a townsite which will be known as Appleby.” Nothing more was heard of it.

The Nakusp Secondary production of Bonnie and Clyde garnered some Kootenay Zone awards. Congrats! From left to right: Trinity Miller received Honourable Mention; Wyatt Jones holding NSS awards for Best Ensemble and Best Sets to Pat Dion and Ken Barrisoff; Kitluka Brautigam received Best Supporting Actress; Connor Scambler, Best Supporting Actor; Patrick MacGibbon took Adjudicator’s Choice for Director. In front, Silken Jones holds awards for Honorable Mention to Tamara Cann and Morgan Leontowicz. Photo courtesy Janet Royko

ON THE 25th OF MAY HELP A KID PLAY Saturday�May�25th�Is�Jumpstart�Day Come on out for a day of fun at:

Vernon Canadian Tire, 4510 - 27th Street You can help get a kid into sports and recreation by donating

Canadian Tire money, cash or all of those pennies you have around the house. 100% of your donations will stay in this community.


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